Back in training for my Half-Marathon on November 6th! I was not able to log in any mileage last week because me and Jim had a really bad stomach bug for almost 10 days. Luckily the kids were totally fine. Not sure how we got it … but it was so not fun. So between this awful bug and Hurricane Matthew I was not able to get any running in that week. I finally went to the doctor in the beginning of this week. An antibiotic really helped me with the sickness and nausea but as most runners know, an antibiotic really takes a toll on your running stamina. That’s the reason why I have chosen to run the NYC Marathon with my respiratory infection, rather than taking an antibiotic, because the effects of the antibiotic would have drained my energy even more than the infection itself.
Anyway, the antibiotic my doctor prescribed on Monday helped my nausea tremendously and I was back running this week. I definitely didn’t feel like I was in my best shape but I was happy I was running.
Most likely until mid-November I will not write a training log without mentioning the current weather status in Palm Beach. Let’s face it, the weather is a huge part of our running. While the temps are dropping in the North, it’s still quite hot,warm and humid for running here in South Florida. The temps have started to drop in the early morning hours. If you make it outside early in the morning you can actually enjoy some cooler temps, somewhat. As soon as 10 am rolls around though, you are sweating it out again.
Here is how I rolled back into my running this week!
Monday: no running. Still sick 🙁
Tuesday: Still sick. Saw my doc today for an antibiotic today.
Wednesday: I was feeling a lot better. I thought it was still too early for running so I went for a Yoga class at my gym.
Thursday: 3 miles outside around my neighborhood. Nice and easy. Felt great!
Friday: 6 miles outside. I actually felt really good during this run. I was able to run a 8:42 pace. Made me happy:) Great way to kick off the weekend!
Saturday: 4 miles at night around my neighborhood. I wanted to run longer but I stopped at 4 miles because I thought maybe I could dare to go for a 10 Miler tomorrow, Sunday.
Sunday: That 10 Miler didn’t happen. First of all, Jim was working throughout most of the weekend, so I had to wait until night to hit the pavement for a 10 Miler. I actually tried and I had to stop at the 2 mile mark. I felt weak and dehydrated and I decided to stop my run. It was clearly too much. I felt my body still needed more recovery and fluids. I was soo frustrated when I walked home. I actually had tears in my eyes, thinking I will never be a runner again (Hello Exaggeration! )
I couldn’t make it past 2 miles? Really? I walked home, had an extra serving of turkey meatballs at dinner, hydrated with electrolytes and water and promised myself I will try one more time tomorrow morning, Monday.
(Spoiler Alert! I did tackle my 10 miler the next morning 🙂
Total Mileage for this week: 13 miles
Back in training with a full running schedule this week!
Stay healthy guys! Hydrate, take your vitamins, get plenty of sleep. Not Running is No Fun!